Sunday, January 24, 2016


Hello Shades of Stamping readers.  It has been an extensive time since I posted any of my work on this blog. I am happy to be back crafting.  I have been working on an Herbal Medicine Course and thus my crafting time had to take a back seat.
A customer requested me to make her some cards with a religious influence.  I came up with the idea of Stained Glass with an Ornate Cross. 
Rubber Stamp – Rubber Stampede
Cardstock Vellum (heavy weight)
White - Ultra Smooth Cardstock.
Blender Pens
Black and Copper Embossing Powder
Black Pigment Ink and Versa Mark Ink Pad 
Ornate Cathedral Stained Glass merged perfectly with Spellbinder Shapeabilities Pendants Fleur De Lis. 
I created  another background cross that would compliment the stained glass window image,  I cut off one corner of the die to attach to the bottom of the image.
The Fleur De Lis die cut was created by applying the art medium of gesso to heavy confetti card stock and allowing drying thoroughly for a day.  The subsequent ink medium applied to the dried card stock was a collection of different colors of Ranger Alcohol inks; applied by means of a pouncing technique using   their awesome blender tool.   This technique provokes a very stimulating complexity of colors   which cannot be seen by the camera. 
The Stain Glass Cross image was Wet embossed on Vellum Cardstock and color applied on the backside using Prima Marketing  Water ColorPencils and Blender Pens…
I simply mixed colors and made the correct combinations on plastic  work-mat and then picked up the paint with the blender pen…In this process, less is always better.  Have some q-tips and small pieces of paper towel handy to remove excess color.  The color should pop out along the embossed line but be somewhat subdued in the middle areas.  I played around with two images before I achieved the technique. 
Allow the vellum pieces to dry  and then applied the embossed piece to white ultra-smooth cardstock using velum tape very sparingly …this white cardstock enhances  the color from the backside to be more prominent…stained glass look.  

thank you for stopping by my blog

Connie Paxman


Aimeslee said...

Welcome back, Connie, so good to hear from you again. I love your cards. I have Fleur de lis and the way you are using it is so clever. And I'll have to try stain-glassing vellum (or deli paper). Hope you get time to get crafty and blog again. xoxo, Aimeslee

Shelly Schmidt said...

Good to see you back- I love the beautiful colors on your stained glass cards! Happy 2016!

Beth Norman said...

Hurray, you're back, and with such beautiful work. I have to go back to take another look at your beautiful cards. Your colouring and colours rock my world.

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